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    Quote Originally Posted by grozzie2 View Post
    Something to keep in mind, the hornets being discussed in Europe, and those recently found on the west coast are very different critters. If just using google to find information, note the difference between 'asian hornet' and 'giant asian hornet'.
    Yes. One big difference is in hunting mode, velutina hunts on a stationary flight outside the hive and mandarinia, from what I saw on youtube, enters the hive even when it is well populated, a behavior that velutine only exhibits when the hives are weak. Also the favorite nesting place for velutinas is on high tree branches and mandarinia prefers to nest in the ground. A link that gives a good summary of Poidatz's research on the velutine wasp and may be useful because some similarities should exist between the two species: https://beecare.bayer.com/media-cent...new-challenges

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    Would putting 1/2 wire over the entrance keep the hornet from getting into the hive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_B View Post
    Would putting 1/2” wire over the entrance keep the hornet from getting into the hive?
    They are not THAT big.
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregV View Post
    They are not THAT big.
    Looked several Japanese websites and it seems that 7 mm works fine against the giant hornet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
    Looked several Japanese websites and it seems that 7 mm works fine against the giant hornet.
    Sounds like a metal mouse guard would work if it is attached well.

    I would still rather all of of the asian hornets get killed off in North America ASAP

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    But they look HUGE lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
    Looked several Japanese websites and it seems that 7 mm works fine against the giant hornet.
    0.5 inch ~ 12.5 mm
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    I hope this was a fluke and they got all of them. I would think it would take a while for them to make it pass the Rockies.. any insight on how fast the could spread across the us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicksotherhoney View Post
    I hope this was a fluke and they got all of them. I would think it would take a while for them to make it pass the Rockies.. any insight on how fast the could spread across the us?
    As it sounds like a fertile queen was a stowaway that made it across the pacific. It’s anybody’s guess, eh?
    Rod

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicksotherhoney View Post
    any insight on how fast the could spread across the us?
    If they show up in the California almond groves for February, they will be all over the USA by April.

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